Renowned Pilot Holds Several Records Despite Having Type-1 Diabetes

Jake Neher, KBRW – Barrow

Douglas Cairns is a world renowned pilot, and has type-1 diabetes. That would’ve been impossible just over a decade ago, due to widespread restrictions against flying with the disease. Today, Cairns holds several aviation records. And on Tuesday, he touched down in Barrow after making a landmark expedition to the North Pole.

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